Space It Up!

Space It Up! highlights a different topic each month related to home improvement for both owners and/or renters in relation to mountain living. This can include home improvement projects, lawn/garden care, storage, home aesthetics, etc.

Fall is for Crafting

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Now that summer has come to a close — the shadows longer, daylight shorter, and more time to be spent indoors — fall is a season for crafting, creating. Together with Atelier Truckee, here are a collection of fall-inspired crafts.

Cold as Ice

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To combat those slippery surfaces in winter, choose the right ice melt for use around your home.

Keep Growing Veggies in Winter

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These miniature aeroponic gardens use as little as 2 percent of the water a traditional garden would. Plants are grown in an upright circular tube with openings for each plant, and a central nutrient system where all the plants are watered and fed at once.

Be Fire Safe When Decking Your Halls for the Holidays

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Did you know the holidays are one of the most dangerous times of year for residential fires? Here’s how to stay safe this season.

Let a Little Fresh Air In

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What’s the greatest recipe for a vibrant homescape? An interior decorator will tell you lighting, rich colors, and brilliant accents make for a welcoming home. But, sprinkle in some refreshing fragrances from candles, salt lamps, or diffusers and you lack only the two final ingredients to make your home the most inviting on the block: fresh air and the smell of a home-cooked meal.

How Much Wood Can a Woodpecker Peck?

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Birds pecking at your door this spring? Getting rid of them isn’t easy, but a slingshot might help.

Out with the Old

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Out with the Old: One man’s junk is another man’s treasure. Clean out your old stuff and help others in the process.

Go-To Gear for Snow Removal

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Two employee-owners of Truckee’s Mountain Hardware and Sports compiled a guide for snow removal equipment this winter season.

Springtime Home Maintenance

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Doors, roofs, decks, critter damage: We all know spring is the time for important repairs in case next winter is … well, winter. Contractor Steven Torres takes you on a cheeky ride for the important prep you must do to avoid house calamity before next year’s season.

Summer Fire Pit Safety

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In this Q&A session, we explain some of the regulations and precautions to take if you plan to have a fire pit outside your home this summer.

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